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Help with DLL struct and call

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello,

can someone help me out with some DllCall in AU3.
The relevant source of function and struct definition are as follows (in slightly modified form):

typedef struct
{
    char    *host;
    char    *key;
    char    *value;
}
test_sender_value_t;

/******************************************************************************
 * Parameters: address   - [IN] server address                                *
 *             port      - [IN] server port                                   *
 *             source    - [IN] source IP, optional - can be NULL             *
 *             values    - [IN] array of values to send                       *
 *             count     - [IN] number of items in values array               *
 *             result    - [OUT] the server response/error message, optional  *
 *                                                                            *
 * Return value: 0 - the values were sent successfully, result contains       *
 *                         server response                                    *
 *               -1 - an error occurred, result contains error message        *
 *                                                                            *
 ******************************************************************************/
TEST_API int test_sender_send_values(const char *address, unsigned short port, const char *source, const test_sender_value_t *values, int count, char **result);


In AutoIt I use the following code to build the struct and call the dll:

Global $struct = DllStructCreate("ptr ptrtostring1;ptr ptrtostring2;ptr ptrtostring3;")

Global $string1 = DllStructCreate("char host[255];")
DllStructSetData($string1, "host", "Test_Client")
DllStructSetData($struct, "ptrtostring1", DllStructGetPtr($string1))

Global $string2 = DllStructCreate("char key[255];")
DllStructSetData($string2, "key", "clientver")
DllStructSetData($struct, "ptrtostring2", DllStructGetPtr($string2))

Global $string3 = DllStructCreate("char value[255];")
DllStructSetData($string3, "value", "123456")
DllStructSetData($struct, "ptrtostring3", DllStructGetPtr($string3))

Global $aCall = DllCall("C:\temp\test.dll", "int", "test_sender_send_values", _
    "str", "192.168.1.2", _
    "int", 80, _
    "str", "192.168.1.3", _
    "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($struct), _
    "int", 1)
If @error Then
    ConsoleWrite("Error: " & @error & @CRLF)
    exit 1
Else
    ConsoleWrite("Success: " & $aCall[0] & @CRLF)
EndIf


If I ran the AU3-Script with SciTE I get the following output:

!>12:00:00 AutoIt3.exe ended.rc:-1073741783

Can someone point me into the right direction. I must admit, that I'm very new to handling DLL-Calls and structs.
But I've read down the forum threads and the AutoIt help.

Thanks in advance.

 

Edited by MagicSpark

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#2 ·  Posted

where is the result parameter in your call?

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#3 ·  Posted

@MagicSpark I'm not an expert at DLL calls either, but I see that your fourth parameter (values) says it is expecting an array of values; so I'm not sure if providing a ptr is appropriate.  That's about the only hunch I have...sorry if it leads nowhere.

4 hours ago, Mugen said:

where is the result parameter in your call?

Should be optional per the description of the DLL function, yes?

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^^ "Optional" doesn't mean optional in such way. What it really means is that (C/C++) compiler will generate the argument for programmer if omitted - as per definition.
Obviously, AutoIt is not C compiler, therefore "optional" means nothing here. It should be:

DllCall("C:\temp\test.dll", "int", "test_sender_send_values", _
    "str", "192.168.1.2", _
    "ushort", 80, _
    "str", "192.168.1.3", _
    "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($struct), _
    "int", 1, _
    "ptr*", 0)

If that fails for some reason, then calling convention should be changed to cdecl ("int:cdecl"), because it's not obvious from the OP what TEST_API is.

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#5 ·  Posted

Thank you so much!

Especially trancexx's post help me alot. The DllCall works now with these code changes:

DllCall("C:\temp\test.dll", "int:cdecl", "test_sender_send_values", _
    "str", "192.168.1.2", _
    "ushort", 80, _
    "str", "192.168.1.3", _
    "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($struct), _
    "int", 1, _
    "ptr*", 0)

I now try to get the other needed functions in that .dll to work by myself. ;) I get back to you, if I need further help.

Thanks again.

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